MA, Adv, PgDip, MBACP
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I provide a safe and confidential space to explore feelings, thoughts and behaviour. I am particularly interested in the person's true nature and full potential. By engaging in a non judgemental environment and a supportive relationship, I seek to help you to gain a better understanding of your struggle, and create better choices for yourself.
The integrative approach facilitates me to address individual client's needs in a collaborative process. I have experience of working with individuals regarding a wide range of issues and cultural backgrounds. This includes low mood, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, relational trauma, separation, work-related stress, bipolar disorder, chronic illness, health anxiety, personality issues, anger management, bereavement, sexuality, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, identity and cultural issues.
I have provided both focused/short-term counselling and in-depth/open-ended therapy with the NHS IAPT service, Richmond Borough Mind, and several charitable organisations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Advance Diploma and a MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by the BACP Code of Ethics.
I have studied Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy - Externship, Core Skills 1, 2, 3 & 4 training dedicated to working with couples and am also a registered member of International Centre for Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy. (ICEEFT).
I have completed the teacher training of Mindfulness-based Compassionate Living Course. I run a 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Programme.
I receive regular supervision and undertake continued professional development to ensure the quality of my work.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling and psychotherapy to expatriates and immigrant adults, international students and individuals and couples in inter-cultural relationships.
From £75.00 to £100.00
I am also registered as a Health Insurance WPA and CIGNA mental health practitioner and Employment Assistance Programme (EAP)
When I work
Weekday day time and evening. Saturday day time.
My previous career as a scriptwriter has led me to be particularly attended to clients' narratives. Each individual has their unique story to tell. Each contains elements of significant people, conflicts, struggles and resources. It may impact the way we see ourselves, others and the world.
By engaging in the process of therapy, we may open up new possibilities and to rewrite our stories.